Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project

New Girls' Dormitory Completed: Q1 2017

June 05, 2017
Naku Charles Lwanga and Alphonse Mwanamwolho


Summary of Activities

New students were successfully enrolled in senior one for the year 2017.

More laboratory reagents were provided to support the science department.

Construction of a new girls’ hostel was completed so that the school is able to enroll more female students.

Students were continually assessed through house examinations and tests.

Candidates who will sit for the national examination in October to December have been registered with the Uganda National Examination Board.

Students who completed their Ordinary Level in December 2016 received their results, and their
performance was impressive. The best candidate scored 17 aggregates.

Teaching and learning continued throughout this reporting period without interruption.


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Results &

Accomplishments

  • Children in class

    Improved Health

    Improved Learning

    Children who were ill during the reporting period received prompt medical treatment. This was possible
    because of the standby medical staff at World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina Secondary School.
    Children continued to be well fed during the reporting period, which has improved their health and
    capacity for learning/concentration. There were no cases of malnutrition.

  • Girls' Dormitory

    New Girls’ Dormitory Completed

    To house 120 Female Students

    Since the school started admitting some paying students, it has been able to save enough money to
    construct a new girls’ dormitory.
    The dorm will house 120 female students.

  • Reading and smiling

    Academic Success

    Impressive Examination Results

    Children who sat for national examinations in December 2016 received their results from the Uganda
    National Examination Board, and their performance was very impressive. The best candidate scored 17
    aggregates, which is good enough to take the candidate to the best school of choice.
    Candidates for the 2017 national examinations have been registered.

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Background

& Objectives

Background

Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School was opened in 2006 with international financial support, and with the goal of providing both secondary education and vocational training. The student population is mostly from Northern Uganda where many children have been affected by ongoing wars, floods and HIV/AIDS. Many of the students’ parents were killed by rebels or AIDS which left many of the children as orphans; some boys had been forced to be child soldiers. Enrolled at the school are students ranging in age from 11 to 24, who attend secondary grades 1 to secondary 4.


Objectives

Support World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School with the following:

• Food supply for the students and staffs
• Support of the school garden work: planting of the maize, and now they are weeding
• Anti-malarial medication and mosquito net supplies for the students and staff
• Support the school clinic with other medications
• Payment of staff salaries
• Support computer purchases to teach IT skills
• Purchase of text books and other school teaching supplies
• Purchase of office equipment supplies like photocopier, printer, and office furniture
• Facilitate participating in community outreach and inter-house competitions with music, dance, drama, regional games and sports held in partnership with the Tororo District
• Support of infrastructure/constructions projects on campus

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Numbers

Served

About 403 students at World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School.
Over 30 staff members, both teaching and non-teaching staff.

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